While practicing Hunyuan body arts one should choose the objective first. Without a clear objective the physical practice is often confused and partial. Some practice body arts harshly and believe that it leads to spirituality and health, some practice softly and believe that it leads to a great martial ability. In reality, such practice is neither a horse nor a donkey. Fighting versus health and spirituality walk different paths and being sincere about this helps reach a higher accomplishment in either path. There is no right or wrong, it is a matter of choice “which path do I want?”
In the Hunyuan Academy we use Hunyuan body arts to increase health, improve the heart and rejuvenate spirituality. This is the stated objective and the courses taught fulfil it. This does not mean that the content is simple, the physical demands are easy and the practice casual. To the contrary, demands and rules are stringent and dedication is required. However, every rule and every action targets the objective of health, heart and spirituality. The student practicing it may progress far in this path.
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